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Llanes Educational Exhibition on the Sea
Llanes (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
Parque de las Marismas.33500, Llanes
Phone
985 401 707
Website
Remarks

Closed temporarily

  • Friday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm


    Individual: €1.50
    Group: €15 / €30

    Children: Free

This project involved the restoration of a former slaughterhouse dating from the early 20th century to convert it into a museum of maritime experiences, with topics ranging from whaling in the Middle Ages to the emigration to the Americas.

The educational exhibition is located in an old refurbished slaughterhouse dating from the early 20th century. It has been converted into a reference centre on maritime experiences, with topics ranging from whaling in the Middle Ages to emigration to the Americas.

Via different media, a suggestive layout and the recovery of objects and unpublished photographs, the exhibition displays themes arising from the relationship between Llanes and the sea. The Educational Exhibition on the Sea comprises two floors, each of which has different sections.

The first contains, among other things: a section devoted to whaling, which boasted a long-standing tradition in Bay of Biscay harbours, especially that of Llanes; another section consisting of different types of fishing gear (mostly no longer used); and other items that stand out for their historical value.

The second floor also has several sections. The first you encounter is a corner that houses the history of Llanes. Next there is a section devoted to recalling old vessels in Llanes Harbour, as well as photos and memorabilia highlighting the importance that canning had in the borough.

Continuing the tour, there is a section devoted to looking back on the emigration from Llanes to different countries in the Americas, mainly on large ships leaving from different ports on the Bay of Biscay.

At the end of the tour, visitors can sit down to watch a video that focuses on the importance the sea has had, still has and will always have for the people of Llanes. In addition to all this, there are also a few surprises for visitors, such as a number of interactive games and stories of the sea that you can listen to through headphones.

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Llanes Educational Exhibition on the Sea
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